Accession Number : AD0773947

Title :   Effects of Task Index Variations on Transfer of Training Criteria.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. on Phase 3,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Mirabella,Angelo ; Wheaton,George R.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : This report describes the concluding study in a three phase program. The goal of the program has been to develop and validate a set of quantitative task indices for use in forecasting the effectiveness of training devices. Phase III results demonstrated that quantitative variations in task design could be related significantly and substantially to variations in transfer of training measures. On the basis of these results and those of Phase II, a set of predictive equations was constructed. It was concluded that these equations could be employed immediately to compare the efficacy of competing trainer prototypes, but that additional validation efforts in the field were necessary in orter to extend confidence and generality of the methodology. It was further concluded that the battery could be useful in selecting tasks for research on the interaction of task variables and other training system variables. A demonstration of this application was carried out in which training method was studied as a function of task complexity. Results of this latter study provided some support for the hypothesis that the effectiveness of dynamic rersus static procedural training varied with changes in task parameters. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Training devices, *Transfer of training, Skills, Indexes, Job analysis, Feasibility studies, Psychological tests

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE